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unconformable

[ uhn-kuhn-fawr-muh-buhl ]
/ ˌʌn kənˈfɔr mə bəl /
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adjective
not conformable; not conforming.
Geology. indicating discontinuity of any type in a stratigraphic sequence.
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Origin of unconformable

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + conformable

OTHER WORDS FROM unconformable

un·con·form·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·con·form·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unconformable

unconformable
/ (ˌʌnkənˈfɔːməbəl) /

adjective
not conformable or conforming
(of rock strata) consisting of a series of younger strata that do not succeed the underlying older rocks in age or in parallel position, as a result of a long period of erosion or nondeposition

Derived forms of unconformable

unconformability or unconformableness, noununconformably, adverb
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